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Manistee is a city in Manistee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the county, which was named after the river, which was named for an Indian term meaning "spirit of the woods"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Manistee. For links to other places called Manistee, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Manistee is 44.244N. The longitude is -86.324W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,711.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Manistee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Manistee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49660 ZIP code.
23% of Manistee residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manistee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manistee was $16,810, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Manistee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Manistee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Libraries in Manistee include Manistee County Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Manistee include WCMW.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVXM.
Manistee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manistee political report.
The average commute time for Manistee workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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